HC Deb 25 July 1989 vol 157 cc598-9W
Mr. Frank Cook

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if, pursuant to the replies to the hon. Member for Newport, West (Mr. Flynn), 19 June,Official Report, columns 32–33, he will seek from the Governments of the People's Republic of China, Argentina, Republic of South Africa and India the terms on which each is prepared to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

Mr. Waldegrave

No. The non-proliferation treaty is open for signature to all states, and we take every suitable opportunity to encourage non-parties to join.